One of the themes of Advent is Joy. Joy is often confused with happiness. Happiness is a feeling based on a state or condition of well being. Being happy is a good thing. It is temporary and can change as often as the direction of the wind in Central Texas.
The one of one of our trees yesterday. The second picture I took today. It is amazing the amount of growth that happened in one day. Life is like my tree. There are times when things seem hopeless, overwhelming and dark. In the midst of whatever struggle life throws at you it is easy to … Continue reading One Day
Today is the beginning is of Advent. Advent is a time for us to prepare for Christmas. It isn't about shopping, baking, decorations or even preparing for the annual Christmas concert, play or cantata. Advent is about what God did for us. It is about God's Radical demonstration of love. 16 For God so loved the … Continue reading Advent: Hope
He is risen! Christ is risen indeed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YXtf7vtz3c&feature=related Worthy is the Lamb/Hallelujah Chorus performed by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Solo Worthy is the Lamb that was slain Worthy is the Lamb that was slain And hath redeemed us to God by His blood To receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honour and … Continue reading He is Risen
Christ demonstrated the ultimate expression of love for us. 33 At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. 34 Then at three o’clock Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” 35 Some of the bystanders misunderstood and … Continue reading Ultimate Expression of Love
29The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.' 31I myself did not know him, but for this purpose … Continue reading Behold the Lamb of God
Luke describes Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. The attitude of the crowd on Sunday is quite different from what it will be on Friday. Jesus is greeted with praise and honor. On Friday, the cheers have turned to jeers and cursing. As I was reading through Luke I am reminded that none of this took Jesus … Continue reading How Many Kings